Andrew Scott has said that the day the marriage equality referendum results came out was probably the happiest day of his life.
Sixty-two percent of the country voted yes to marriage equality in 2015.
The Sherlock actor reveals that growing up in a catholic Ireland made being gay difficult.
“There was a priest in our school who said it was absolutely unnatural. I think he said it was disgusting, right in front of the class,” Andrew told Attitude Magazine.
Andrew now acknowledges how many things have changed in Ireland since he was a teenager.
“It’s extraordinary. In 1993 I would have been 16 so it would have been illegal for me to hold my boyfriend’s hand. And now, genuinely, the fact that Ireland became the first country in the world to vote in gay marriage by popular vote, by referendum, that is absolutely extraordinary to me.
“And the day that result came out was probably the happiest day of my life. Because I’d done a little bit of campaigning for it and I think it’s a landmark in Irish history – there’s no doubt about it,” he said.
Last year, 412 same sex couples got married after the referendum passed.